League kicks off and looks for sponsors

The Great Yarmouth and District Football League's new season kicks off this week.The league welcomes new clubs Caister Youth, Caister Community Centre, Belton fc, Arches and the Wellington.

The Great Yarmouth and District Football League's new season kicks off this week.

The league welcomes new clubs Caister Youth, Caister Community Centre, Belton fc, Arches and the Wellington.

The fixtures list has thrown up some interesting games on the first day. The champions Catfield, looking for a sixth straight title, open against the hard-working Great Yarmouth International.

Runners-up for the last two years MK United start at home to last season's Burgess and Percy Nockolds Trophy winners Caister United A at Burgh Castle.

Albion, who had a fine season last year in reaching the Wiltshire Cup final, will start against last season's Division Two champions Bohemians.

Norfolk and Chance will start against Junior Cup opponents Feathers while Yarmouth Peelers will be hoping for better success this term as they open to Yarmouth United.

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In Division Two, Carpathians will start at home to Arches, who are back in the league after a year's absence. The Wellington start at home to veterans Prostar Windows.

South Yarmouth open against Caister Community centre and MK United Reserves face a tough trip to Allendale to play Caister Youth.

All clubs are reminded that result cards sent by email

must be sent to fixtures secretary Ryan Starkey and registrations secretary Micheal Saunders by 6pm on Tuesday following the game.

Clubs must also text in the result to Ryan Starkey by mid-day on the Sunday as per the league rule book otherwise a fine for late result will be incured.

The league wishes every club the best of luck for the season ahead.

Fixtures September 4. Division One: Albion v Bohemians (Beaconsfield, Bob Manship); Catfield v Great Yarmouth International (Beaconsfield, Brian Russell); MK United v Caister United A (Burgh Castle, Paul Emblem); Norfolk and Chance v Feathers (Beaconsfield, David Tozer); Yarmouth Peelers v Yarmouth United (Lynn Grove, Andrew Symonds).

Division Two: The Wellington v Prostar Windows (Beaconsfield, Alan Anguish); South Yarmouth v Caister Community Centre (Halvergate, P Burrows); Carpathians v Arches Fc (Ormesby, Ken Forbes); Caister Youth v Mk United Reserves (Allendale, Graham Houghton).

The league is seeking sponsorship for the two divisions. It is one of the few leagues in the county which does not have a sponsor.

Sponsors are also sought for the three main cup competitions, HA Holmes Cup, Burgess Cup and the Percy Knockolds Shield.

If anyone is interested in having their company name on the league or a trophy they should contact treasurer Jason Howell on 01493 444314.